Go Ape in Cannock Chase



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Go Ape next to Poole's Cavern in Buxton

Not far from the M6 and the city of Birmingham is Cannock Chase in Staffordshire.  The Go Ape centre is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, known as Birches Valley.

This has one of their largest treetop adventures, with the longest zip wires being 260 metres.

Cannock Chase also has the Forest Segway, so if heights are not your thing, try one of these. (Note that age and weight restrictions apply – you need to be within a certain weight range for the segways to balance). Or of course, give the TreeTop Adventure a try.

Our Review

TreeTop Adventure at Cannock Chase

All harnessed up at Go Ape

All harnessed up at Go Ape

We’ve been along to Go Ape at Cannock Chase and tried the excellent TreeTop Adventure course.

We highly recommend giving it a go if you have kids under 13.

Click here to read our full review of the Cannock Chase TreeTop Adventure course, and watch our video above.

Other things to do at Cannock Chase

Go Ape is actually located in the Birches Valley part of the Forestry Commission woodland. There’s lots of walks here, and when we visited, lots of activities for the kids along a woodland walk.

Bring a picnic or eat at the cafe, and make a day of it.

If you can bring bikes, Birches Valley also has a mountain biking course, so you could have a day of adventures.

The Family's Guide to Go Ape
The Go Ape Family Guide

Read our Family Guide to Go Ape, which includes details on height and weight restrictions, adult supervision, what to wear, and a video of what to expect.

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Planning your visit
Activities Available
High Ropes
Dogs Welcome
Play Park
Picnic Area
How to get here

Here’s where you can find Go Ape in Cannock Chase.


You need to get to the Birches Valley Forest Centre and don’t go to the Cannock Chase Visitors Centre.
It is located 2 miles from Rugeley.

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